How to remove the Gnome Amazon launcher package from Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Desktop -

The objective is to uninstall the Amazon package creating the left panel Amazon launcher icon.
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I want a way to remove it the way you can do by right-clicking and clicking “Remove from favorites”, but via the command line. Is there a way?

Chris Crisafulli -> Joseph

sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-amazon-default.desktop.diverted \
--local \
--rename \