Prevent UCI from configuring hostapd

Hi all, I'm new to OpenWrt!

Just wondering, I'd like to configure hostapd myself using custom scripts and config files but would like to use the standard OpenWrt methods to configure everything else. Is there a simple way I can do this?

Remove /etc/config/wireless or rather keep the default with the option disabled 1 options and change your /etc/config/network to refer to wifi ifaces by name (option ifname wlan0).