Ok in case anyone is curious I have finished my testing and here are my results to share with you all
The answer to my own question was YES. You can unplug any of your SATA drives that are in a RAID setup, disable RAID in the bios, have normal operation of the SATA ports, then plug your SATA RAID drives back in to the SATA ports, re-enable RAID, and it detects the old setup with no data loss (OS and custom partitions on the RAID were perfectly fine).
Now here is some info for those who use hard drive imaging/cloning software and questions in regards to SATA/RAID support.
I was able to successfully create an image of my OS with a SATA RAID 0 setup with both Acronis True Image 9.0 and Norton Ghost 9.0. I was also able to restore both images back to my C:\ with no problems at all. I was surprised I ran into NO problems with SATA/RAID drivers with either program. So if you have a SATA drive you wish to clone take your pick.
Now what was interesting is that I COULD NOT succesfully get the OS to boot when I restored the image from a IDE ATA hard drive. It would launch the XP logo then BSOD and reboot. A FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, CHKDSK, and even windows repair would not fix the problem. I had to restore from SATA to SATA then the OS would load fine..very weird, but I learned a lot these last 2 nights!!! lol. Fun stuff.