I am trying to transfer a domain from Namecheap to Cloudflare.
In the guide by cloudflare, it says: “Customers must remove ‘WhoisGuard’ from NameCheap prior to transferring the domain”. 
The issue is I don’t want to remove whoisguard, even if it is only for 10 minutes or so as I know some websites log whois history permanently.
Will it work, and my whois information still be protected if I skip that step?
Do I have to manually request a ticket on Namecheap rather than through their UI?
Has anyone had an experience with this or a similar situation before?
I know it should be possible as I have the both the right to transfer domain name registrations between registrars and protected WHOIS information.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.