I did not remove or relocate the stock remote, I just added control switches in the cab. I have mine through my sPOD because I had the switches to do it. I may remount an on/off switch on the dash if I need the sPOD switches for other stuff. The sPOD is kind off overkill for a winch switch.
Are you wanting to put the remote in a safer location or a location where you will not be in the mud? If you put it in the cab and can convince your passenger to set the winch line, your not even going to get wet.