The GPS may be meshed into several other components and you may not be able to physically remove it without damaging the unit. Just turn it off in the manager. The only reason I would think someone would want to remove it is because they stole it, or they are worried they are being tracked by the government, the mob or Aliens. In any case good luck with that. Perhaps buying him a unit with out that feature would be the easiest solution.
Yes, unfortunately we got a really good deal on it and he wants an x86 tablet. It was the only one in his price range. He probably won't use it with the GPS in it. I was just hoping it could be removed.
Oh well. Maybe there's a way to ruin it with a faulty driver or something. It's silly I know, but that's my brother for you.