Disable Product Options in Cart

Currently in our store, if a product has options that are not in stock, they are not available for purchase (no add to cart button). However, we have a loophole.

If users add an in-stock option to their cart, they can select any option via the dropdown on the cart page.

Can we disable the option-selector on the cart page? I commented it out on the template, but that removes the option code from the order as well, so that won’t work.