How long is the serpentine belt on a 1999 24 liter and can you get one that will by pass the air conditioner?

I have a similar problem. My air condition compressor was whinning, maybe a bad bearing. I don't even use the air anyway, and do not want to pay to fix it or remove it and put in these brackets that they sell. So I thought why not just buy a belt for this engine with out air and just by pass the air compressor. It just makes sense. The air compressor is just an add on bracket anyway. So buy a belt for your 1999 2.4 liter with out air and install the new belt. Bart