Eric was not just giving me a work around. He sent me a picture of the new Silent Hektik mod and it is just jumped from one pin to the other. The only problem with replacing the fuse is it has to be send back to Vans as it is an internal fuse soldered to the circuit board.
Since Van's is now recommending the jumper method, at least on the Silent Hektik ones, it seems to me that they have decided the fuse is not necessary. So my plan is next time I have the avionics compartment opened, I am going to run the small yellow wire that supplies 12 volts to turn on the regulator through the master switch. Then I will be able to shut it off, it will just not have the fuse protection.
I have ordered a Silent Hektik regulator. I decided it is worth the cost because it has built in over-voltage protection. When I get it, I will probably run the wire through the switch.
Thanks for your comments. I do learn from them.