A blog article about removing a key from a mechanical keyboard provides detailed instructions for the process. It lists other articles about and photos of the process, as well.
How To Remove Keys
If you’ve lost or misplaced your keys on a mechanical keyboard, there are a few ways to remove them. You can try unscrewing the keycap, but this may damage the keyboard. Alternatively, you could use a key puller to remove each key one at a time.
What Happens When You Remove The Keys from a Mechanical Keyboard?
Some things may happen when you remove the keys from a mechanical keyboard. For example, if a keycap puller is included with the keyboard, it may be possible to remove the keycaps without needing to disassemble or damage the keyboard.
If no keycap puller is included, it may be necessary to disassemble the keyboard to remove the keys.
The following video provides an overview of how to remove keys from a mechanical keyboard:
You can take a few simple steps if you’re ever in a bind and need to remove keys from a mechanical keyboard. First, identify the key that you want to remove. Next, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry off the keycap.
Finally, use your fingers to grip the plastic stem of the key and pull it out of its socket. Be careful not to damage the keyboard while removing the key!