Hi Music Guy
For what you are asking, the answer is technically yes. There is a workout to manipulate it, but a lot of thing to make sure first.
- How many pin are wired from your card reader? Mostly only four needed from two rows (the original pict might do). Unless your card reader use all 8 pins (one is blank)
- Are you familiar working with a multitester and soldering?
- Do you have any USB plug (mostly unavailable at PC store). Have to cut any unused USB extension cable.
If you are compeletely sure, I can provide you assistance. But bear in mind, any mistake on putting the cable on the wrong direction is definitely a disaster though it's only 4 pins, first to the card reader, and the main board USB regulator follows.
Actually Vierasniper have the point. If you manage to open the case and find any free USB header. You are out of any possible trouble.