It disables/enables no problem when i plug and unplug it...or least it used to.
I did un-install and re-install after making the post this morning..and thus far it seems to be working again. Hopefully I don't have to do this every few weeks, but even if I do - the program's functionality is worth it.
If anyone is reading this and is having the same problem...just bookmark the download page:
geek and proud - BlackBerry Software
(lots of scrolling to get to d/l link)
and re-download as needed.