If you do that would you need to gasket it in some way to close a gap between the APPS and the throttle body to keep gunk out? It's kind of late for my son's, but I haven't done the mod yet for my brother and father-in-law.Don't cut it off if you are hesitant. Take it off go to a hardware store (Ace is the best) and get longer bolts and a stack of washers to space it out. Completely reversible.
FWIW it is the pedal postion sensor not the tps.