ok here is what i did. i chucked up a 1/16 drill bit in the drill press and drill a hole in the opposite end of the holster so i could drive the pin out with a punch.
first hole i slightly missed so i took a second attempt and got it right. the hole on the left is the correct position. ill clean it up with a file tomorrow.
now i can remove it at will.
after trying it sans lock i dont think im going to carry it without the lock. it feels like it would fall right out at the slightest brush in the wrong direction.
anyway if you want to diy it 1/16 drill bit will do the trick. the other end the pin is a little larger so it wont fall out under use. the spring is just springsteel bent over itself real easy to get it all back in place