well I removed those two sheet metal screws that were holding what looked like a plate over the switch but the plate wouldn't come off. Do I need to bend it out. There is no access from the bottom.
Thank you I was able to remove the fan switch from the housing and reinstall the new replacement fan switch with the ring nut but no it seems there is an issue with the wiring. The existing fan switch is a small (quarter size) fan switch with 3 wires and one of those wires is jumped to a fourth position.
The new fan switch http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Fan-or-Light-Switch/74009254/1035493?modelNumber=JED8430ADB has only two blades for wires. I have checked a couple of different sites and this is always shown as the replacement part. Any idea on how to wire the new switch?