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What time is right to tell my 5 yr old my husband is not his dad?

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My son is 5 going on 6 in April. My husband and I have been together since I was 8 weeks pregnant with him.. We are stuck in a bad situation, we have NO IDEA how to tell him or what age is right to tell our son that he is not his real father. If anyone else has gone through this please let me know how to deal. We don't want to tell him too young because we are afraid he will not understand, but we don't want to tell him too late because we don't want him to feel rebelious and say; well your not my dad you can't tell me what to do.. My husband loves him and treats as if he were his, he IS his son as far as he's concerned, we have 3 children together and none of them get treated differently. If you have any suggestions can you please lead me in the right direction?