Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I just plugged the coolant line. No issues.
As for the code, I believe there was a code when I unplugged the EGR. Even though the EGR was disabled, the ECU is still aware of its existence. The best thing to do is go ahead and unplug it, write down the code that you get and it should be easy for your tuner to turn it off for you.
I agree, I love having a clean IM. No more oil/hot crankcase fumes from PCV, no more exhaust from EGR=cooler air=runs better. I used to have the same TB stickiness, but no more!