How does one remove the spindle on the Garrard Autoslim turntable that comes with the Allegro? I know there's a clip at the base of the spindle and, when I remove it, the spindle comes out easily. But I'm hoping I don't have to do that, which requires removing the platter mat, every time I want to switch between manual and automatic play. I've tried pretty hard to pull out the spindle with the clip on and it just won't budge. The clip isn't going to survive removing and replacing it over and over. Is there any harm to removing the clip permanently?