To answer your last question first - yes to access your info sync'd to the cloud you would go to icloud.com and sign in with your icloud Apple ID.
I was also considering uninstalling the iCloud control panel on my pc so that I could start fresh and download a clean copy. But when I bring up control panel the Uninstall option is not available. So I'm not sure how to get rid of it yet.
Thanks for the information. Ok, my turn to contribute. I had tried to uninstall iCloud Control Panel and MobileMe under 'Control Panel>Program>Uninstall Program'.
You may try it. My only doubt here is whether there'll be any security loophole after uninstalling it. (e.g. open port). Theorically, this is the correct way to uninstall programs.
I had the same question. I don't use Outlook so the i Cloud Control Panel was of limited use.
Although there isn't an option to uninstall in Vista's 'Program and fFeatures' if you click iCloud Control Panel entry and then click 'Change' you are presented with an option to Repair or Remove. Click remove and then confirm and it will disappear