Question about Playstation 1 Dual Shock controller

Hey guys, I’m building my first stick for use with multiple systems, and from what I understand using the PCB from a PS1 controller is the best way to go. Most of all the custom sticks I’ve seen online use the original digital pad w/o analog sticks. Now i have one digital pad lying around, but I also have 4 Dual Shock 1’s. What I was wondering is, If I were to remove the Analog sticks and their PCB, what will that do to the stick? From what I understand, it’ll cause the variable resistors to read them as a diagonal, is that correct? And how might I go about causing it to not do that, like where would I need to put non-variable resistors and such? Thank you.