How to remove only one instance from sql server 2008 cluster

I am looking for a little confirmation here.  

While performing and upgrade from Windows 2008 to Windows 2008 R2, I had a failure on one of our nodes.  Currently I have three servers in the cluster, two of which hold the working instances, but one which cannot be repaired, so I wish to remove.

I assume I can run setup.exe from the DVD and select “Remove node from a SQL Server failover cluster, but I am leery, as I naturally don’t want to affect the active and passive instances which are behaving properly.  As long as I am running the removal process from the server which is not active, and that has the defective install, am I safe?  Is this the method I use to remove only one instance from sql server 2008 cluster, so that I can reinstall it anew?
bobsully53Asked:
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EvilPostItConnect With a Mentor Commented:
SQL Server 2008 changed to a more moduler (an better imho) way of installing and un-installing. You are correct that this will remove a single node from the cluster.

I have done it a few times before with no ill-effects.
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bobsully53Author Commented:
That's what I needed to know.  Thanks
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