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When you step on the brake pedal, does the indicator show the shifter is released? Do you hear a "clunk" down in the shifter, as the release solenoid retracts?
Typically, when it just won't go into Park (can you not get your key out?) it is just a matter of replacing just the shifter handle, not the whole assembly.
Can I have your VIN so I can look up build-specific data for your car?
check to see if your brake lights come on when you step on the brake pedal. does it show the appropriate gear in the gauge cluster- ie, when you are in neutral with the shifter, does it show N on the dash?