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Because of the way that the belt is routed, bypassing the AC compressor would not work, the belt would hit the tensioner pulley. Please see attached diagram.
However, with a belt being $30 or $40, you may want to install a bypass pulley, ($39) at autozone. That goes in place of the compressor and you can use the same belt. Here is a link to it, thanks