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Press the brakes and see if the brake lights illuminate?
If you choose not to repair it yourself and have it towed you can manually put it in neutral. By opening the hood and disconnecting the shift linkage dirrectly above the drivers side axle halfshaft and shift the trasaxle to neutral so it will not have to be dragged up onto a rollback with the trans in park. Since the brakes work then odds are the shifter interlock or relay or fuse or diode is faulty.
When a vehicle is dragged up onto a roll back most always nothing gets damaged but it sure looks bad and I am sure it is not helping anything.
The trans linkage at the transmission is on the drivers side of the trans located directly above the axle shaft for the drivers front wheel. Once you disconnect it if you pull or push the manual lever on the transmission it will come out of park and start rollling.
The repairs if you attempt to do them yourself will require following the wire diagram I sent showing you were all the brake shift interlock components are which inhibit getting out of park unless the brakes are pressed.
At max it will need a new comlete shifter assembly which is the handle and all and the labor and parts is about 400$
You pop the socket (shift linkage) off the ball ( transaxle manual lever) using a pry bar or screwdriver.