Few months back my optical super drive went bad and would no longer work. I decided to remove it all together and install an additional hard drive in its place to add more storage to my Mac. Also, I replaced the hard drive cable just as a precaution.
I had previously removed the optical drive following all the instructions on iFixit site. Very clear and easy to follow. I went back to review the steps again and just like before everything went smoothly.
The only advice I would give is to make sure you organize all the screws to help remember where they go. This was the only thing I did not do on my first removal of the optical drive, but remembered to do it on the instal of the drive enclosure. It took less time when everything was laid out.