CC1352P - switch to external antenna instead of PCB

I’m reading a couple of posts about switching from using the PCB antenna to using the external antenna socket. A few posts refer to removing capacitors from the board (like using a solder iron I think). Is that really how other people are doing it? I’m afraid to screw it up. I’d like to maximize the radio though.

Just wanted to confirm with folks in this group.

That’s what you need to do.
There is a smt capacitor that links from the cc1352p to the pcb antenna. It’s necessary to de/resolder that smt cap to switch to the external antenna.

Shame there is no software selection.

Just to get this confirmed. The cap needs REMOVED if using the external antenna?