Thanks very much. I came back to edit my original post and say that yes, I was keeping my carrier-specific OS and just wanted to remove those 2 pieces. I see that it's already been answered. Thanks very much!
I cannot lie, I'm kinda afraid of trying this because I am worried I will somehow screw it up... I have a 2gig card in my Pearl but today I recieved the whole "low memory" message and I am worried about losing things.... :(