I've pulled my windshield a few times for projects and just unplugged the harness going to the motor and pulled the tubing off of the spray nozzle. If you're worried about leaking a machine screw can be put in the tubing, then zip tie everything up out of the way behind the mirror.Kind of off topic, but I am getting ready to move to summer mode and put my half shield in. Have lock and ride glass shield and factory wiper/washer kit, installed before I picked it up. If I removed shield, does wiper mount plate come with it, or stay in place? If with it, where are you supposed to disconnect washer fluid. Thanks! Love that 3 way switch idea too!!