Does the Otterbox have to have the belt clip on it?
Can it be removed even if it is purchased? I dont really want it but it seems like it is attached.
You don't have to have the clip attached. It takes a little work, but it can be detached. I rarely use my clip (I keep mine in my pocket). To take it out, you lift up on the top part of the belt clip and pull the phone away from the clip.