It should run without the fuel pump, just fill the tank up. It won't be able to pump fuel up from reserve (or maybe a bit higher) however.
Good luck finding the pump though. There are many aftermarket units that cost less and work just as well, you just need one that has a very low pressure and shuts off automatically like the OEM one does.
Others will have more details about what pressure you need, IDK anything about non-P models.
thx for the info. it doesnt effect top end performance or anything? id still like a pump but the info is nice to know. i think the pressure is 1.8 -3.2 psi but i always like to have another opinion and know how.