This will be the first Wii I have done. Thinking of going with this chip but have a few questions..

Is the only way to get this mod, is with a clip? I prefer to hardwire my chips. If not how many wire install is it? The only diagrams I find are with the clip.

Second what is the ribbon for that I see in the video that exits by the USB?

I'll only be using to play backups. No homebrew or online playing. Thanks for any help...