How do I disable the wireless button on my Acer Aspire 3000

I got my Broadcomm wireless working, and everything's great, except for the design of this stupid laptop. The button that toggles the wireless is positioned in a way that if I am leaning back with the laptop on my lap, my belt or stomach often accidentally turns the wireless off.
Is there a way I can keep the WLAN working, and just disable this stupid button?

If the button on your laptop is anything like the one on my old one (an old model Sony Vaio), the switch is actually a hardware switch that simply completes a circuit and provides power to the wireless card. If this is the case, short of taping the button in the 'on' position or opening the case to solder the connection, I don't see a way to keep it on indefinitely.