You can log back in here and come back to this post. This will get you back to me. The brake lamp switch is located at the top of the brake pedal assembly. As far as making this work for now, you may want to try moving the actuator located on the right hand side of the column to release the shift lever. To do so, you may need to loosen the steering column trim panels to access this actuator. Here is an idea of location. I do not have a price for this actuator. Here is what you will be looking for. The section of tube you are seeing is actually the lower portion of the steering column where it bolts to the dash. The actuator is on the side of the column.
Thank you very much; I will let you know what happens.