If like me a year ago you moved away from AOL, then I can assure you there is no great haste.
I did not uninstall the AOL software and in fact still use it on rare occasions.
So there may/may not be a simple answer to your problem, but you can siphon off in various ways all you want from AOL even if it takes a while.
The old AOL doesn't suddenly disappear. The only things I've noticed are, a welcome sustained increase in download speed, and loss of access to two extra screen names. My master name remains valid.