So I scraped it off in a few movements, my first movement separated the tug from the alf, something like this in fig 2
Without stopping to think, I continued to scrape the rest of the tag, in several movements.
I am now bothered that after my first scrape, when the tag was separated completely from the alef and sitting in the left challal of the daled, I may have created a more serious shailah of a hay.
My question is, do I have to be worried about this, and how do I deal with this lemaasah. Fig 1 is accurate, its from my scan of the parshiyos. Fig 2 is recreated, perhaps there was a bit more of a nifsak after my first scrape, however I definitely started from the bottom of the tug.