PUSH (transactional), Distributor + Publisher = same server.
On the second subscription, I added last line below. Don't know if it would have a big impact though.
USE Published_DB;EXEC sp_dropsubscription
@publication = N'Published_DB_Publication',
@subscriber = N'all',
@destination_db = N'Published_DB',
@article = N'all',
My end game is a total removal of the replication (including removal of distribution db).