Nekudos in illustrator

How do you make the nekudos closer to the letters? I’m using Heebo font (in Illustrator) and the nekudos are hanging really low. I tried changing the line spacing but that didn’t work. The nekudos were in a good spot in another font just not sure why it’s not working with this.
Does anyone have experience with raising the nekudos?

Ok I moved it to InDesign and it worked there.
I wanted to do it in illustrator cuz I like working there better but too bad…

If you outline the text in illustrator, can you select just the nekudos and move them closer up?