I'd always keep a radio, mainly because I couldn't imagine not. But also because I would never sell a radio capable of transmitting to a non-ham or someone who was not at least studying for their ticket.
Might leave the NMO mount but Larsen makes little 3/4" plastic plugs you can use to fill the hole left if you take it out. If someone asks about it, it's for a cell phone antenna.
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
'09 Kawasaki KLR650
'12 Gunnar Rockhound 29
"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. " --Albert Einstein