XF 1.4 Removing message/discussion count from a sub-category

This post/thread is probably the most relevant to my issue: Remove Discussion and Message Count

The problem is, how would I get something like that for a sub-category, and just that one in specific?

Here is a screenshot showing my issue.

You can see the main category "Somewhere far off in the universe" with then another category (sub-category) under it called US1 that contains "sub-forums" that are just links to connect to our US1 servers. I should be able to assign an icon to this through EXTRA.css (which is unrelated), but I have no idea how to remove discussions and messages for just this category. Also removing the (Contains no messages) alert.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.