I'm looking at pulling my rear A/C,also. The compressor is bypassed under the hood with an idler pulley and the lines to the port side condenser coils are cut. I figure I'd be better off just removing it, but think it may be nice to have A/C in the cockpit, which would mean a new compressor. . . . Decisions, decisions.
I think that the space gained will overcome the desire to be cool. It'll have a rooftop unit, eventually.