I disconnected power to the broken antenna motor by simply accessing under passenger back bin. Red power wire had disconnect already set up in-line. I simply unplugged. I never saw a relay. Red, blue and antenna wire together go to antenna through the back of the bin cabinet. At least this is how my 2001 is wired up. Simple and easy process. I just thought it was under the drivers back bin. Would have taken 10 -15 minutes otherwise.
And, yes, I do switch to local news/traffic if accident(s)/weather etc ahead. Helicopters can see some things faster than your app! Local channel saved me a couple hours when interstate closed due to multiple fatalities etc a few weeks ago.
I was almost to the point of no choice but to sit on the freeway for 2-3 more hours.
Left the antenna up about a third before disconnecting power until I can install a stubby.
If you are using your terrestrial radio, the stubby will be about as useful as plugging in your finger. If I recall the reception is best when the stalk is greater than 11". There is an amplitude function... If that is too large, I noticed a rental Mustang convertible and also a friends BMW Z3 each had shorter antenna. The Toyota pre-03 antenna base uses an M5 and needs about a 1" male post. I am not sure if Ford used M5 or 3/32. Both are convertibles and the antenna are small enough to be unobtrusive but seeing they are OE, I would presume the antenna are then large enough to actually make it useful. I have a LordTakuban stubby, but often consider up-sizing so that I can actually use the radio.