The ballast resistor is in-line with the pump. Its sole reason is to keep the pump "quieter". If you by-pass it you'll actually be doing yourself a favor because the pump will then be seeing 12V instead of 10 or 11V
Cliff notes: Remove it, it won't hurt your pump.
Either our language or our culture needs to be expanded/improved so that there is a polite way to say:
Stop talking now, because I am going to stop listening.
99 XJ 3" Rusty's coils DT3000 front shocks, 3" S-10 bastard back, Homemade T-case drop, recovery points front and rear.