I approached the concept of Moto Mods having come from the openessoof the Pebble community.
I found the responses from the desk of the Moto Partnership Program unhelpful (possibly due to understanding).
At the time I was trying to obtain accurate (3D) info. The objective was to develop a bumper compatible with the Mods.
As a consequence, I reverse engineered my phone in 3D and I now have a practical bumper, a screen protector cum wallet, a back plate for additional lenses and Sony qx10. The latter illustrates my current approach of using available technology wirelessly.
So I think the answer to your final question is yes but that should not stop you.