After a spill on the keyboard of my unibody MBP 17", the ⇧ key reports as always on.
Under Windows (BootCamp) and Linux (LiveDVD) I can easily get around the problem by using an external keyboard.
However, when trying to boot into OSX, the system always starts into Safe Mode (as is intended when holding ⇧). This prevents many features from working.
Disconnecting the internal keyboard from the main board will also disable the power switch, which is thus not an option.
Is there any way to disconnect the ⇧ key on its own or disable safe-boot altogether?