Thanks for all the help.
OK, I am guessing that the switch is magnetized/internal? I pulled it off and there is a plain non moveable plastic nub. I can hear the light "click" when I start to depress the pedal. Not really sure how to test this because the 5 wire plug needs to be connected to be able to see if the circuit is complete. I am not the best at tracing 12v circuits. ALthough I am puzzled, does the brake light switch hot out go up and run through the multi function switch and then to the brake light circuit? I am assuming so since the hazard warning controls/overrides the brake light function and would therefore have to be routed through the switch. Am I close to being right here?
As far as the multi function, I am not going to mess with ignition removal, I can move the shroud enough to access the screws and figure I can have enough room to swap units. I found the correct part #(s) and purchased a NON motorcraft one as they seem to be inherently poor design by their failure rate.