If you don't mind destroying the motor for your cdrom drive and know how to solder in a new one, then yes, swapping works. I know from decades of experience with doing maintenance on Saturns that the swap method will in fact ruin your cd drive motor. It can be replaced, but you can avoid this altogether by using the new soft mod. And the "any software will work" concept is why there is so much garbage floating around the internet that isn't verified and half the time doesn't work. It took us years to get everything redumped properly.