HelloCustomer Ivan here. Before you go any crazier. Look at this bulletin for your exact problem and see if it fits. let me know what happens.
Your JA Expert,
Bulletin No.: 05-07-30-021B
Date: October 04, 2007
This bulletin is being revised to include the 2008 model year. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 05-07-30-021A (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle).
Some customers may comment that they are unable to remove the ignition key from the ignition cylinder.
The shifter boot may be caught/trapped in the shifter assembly mechanism.
Inspect the shifter boot for being caught/trapped in the shifter assembly.
If the shifter boot is NOT caught/trapped in the shift assembly, refer to Ignition Key Cannot Be Removed from the Ignition Lock Cylinder in SI.
If the shifter boot IS caught/trapped in the shifter assembly, continue with the next step.
DO NOT replace the complete shifter assembly for this condition.
ONLY replace the shifter boot/handle if damaged by shifter assembly.
Reposition the shifter boot so that it is not caught/trapped in the shifter assembly.
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use the table.
not it, pretty sure it is the ignition switch any suggestions on easiest way to replace it?
Here is the flow chart for this problem. I am more suspect of the lock cylinder or the shift cable than the electrical ignition switch. I'll find the procedure for the shift cable adjustment and get it to you as soon as I find it.
Actually I feel more confident that you have a problem with the release button on the lock cylinder. I have seen many of these. Here is the procedure. It may need to be keyed to your key, and if so either the dealer or a locksmith can do that for you. Here is the procedure. If you run into a PassLock security issue after replacing it, let me know and I'll help you through that. I haven't had to do anything after replacing these in the past.
Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Removal Procedure Caution: Refer to Battery Disconnect Caution in Service Precautions.