I think the challenge is we want to keep the shortcut in a drawer, not the homescreen or a folder on the homescreen.
Moving the shortcut to a folder and deleting the folder off the homescreen would lose the shortcut completely?
As I already mentioned above, Nova does not allow me to move this parasitic manager shortcut into any
folder, including any folder that is resident on the Home screen or anywhere else. And Nova does not allow me to move this parasitic manager shortcut to any other drawer.
When using Nova's facilities to try to move the parasitic manager shortcut to a folder or a drawer, Nova does not show that parasitic manager shortcut as existing at all, and hence, it can't be moved.
The only option that Nova offers is to move the parasitic manager shortcut to different locations on the Nova Home screen.
Therefore, there is no way to determine whether or not the shortcut might get lost if it somehow gets put into a folder which is then moved off of the Home screen ... since -- again -- it's impossible to move that particular shortcut into any folder or drawer in the first place.
It seems that this parasitic manager shortcut is somehow not being recognized as a "normal" shortcut by Nova.