Hiding gift card payment option at checkout without disabling gift cards

Shopify Partner
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As far as I know, if there's at least one enabled gift card, the gift card code field will show up at checkout page.   My questions are:

  • Is it possible to remove the field without disabling all gift cards? 
  • If it is removed, would I be able to use a gift card code anywhere else(assuming a vanilla Shopify store with no other theme/app)?

At my job I need to create a gift card redemption form to replace the original Shopify one.  Shopify plus is available.  I appreciate any help or information.  Thanks.