I edited my post but, yes, it was super easy:Damn I'm tempted now, mine is so bad that I feel like I can just pull them off. It just feels so cheap that it distracts from actually playing it.
And all you did was wipe the system and SD card? You didn't have to deactivate it or some weird Nintendo ass process?
-Deregister the account associated with the Switch:
-Reformat the microSD card
-Reset the entire Switch
All can be done from the system itself in that order and without issue. I collected all the stuff GameStop wanted (basically everything that came with the system including the actual Nintendo-branded HDMI cable) and in my case I still had the original box, too. After I made sure everything was there I knocked out the above 1-2-3, turned the system off, took out the microSD card, and boxed everything up. Upon arriving at GameStop the dude booted the Switch and went through a few things just to make sure it was working 100% and then grabbed a new Switch and I was out the door in under five minutes. Easy as pie and, in my case, well worth the minimal effort.
After I got the new Switch home and unboxed I put in the old microSD card and booted the system. It reformatted the microSD card yet again, connected to Wi-Fi, downloaded an update, linked my Nintendo Account, downloaded all my save data from the cloud, and then started downloading all my digital games. For me the entire process took about four hours once I got home. Not too bad overall.