There are quite a few of mysterious connections between services. The Vista/snipping tool dependency was a well known dependency. But others are less known. E.g. if you disable the defrag service (for example if you only have an SSD), you cannot shrink a partition with Disk Management - go figure.
Because of those examples and others I always recommend not to play around with the services. If you disable a service, you never know what secondary effects you might be getting.