Just purchased "new to me" Reese Kwik Slide 16K (manual adjustment). It is installed in a F350 crew cab dually long bed. My fifth wheel has plenty of room from the cab, even at really severe angles. I have no plans of using the slide option (just got a really good deal on an up grade hitch). I would like to remove the slide handle that controls the lock / unlock of the slide. Can I do that and the hitch still stay engaged in the lock position?