Hey guys thanks for the input I totally forgot about the ignition switch I can really seeing that being a component of it worth checking out. The T-bird has 127,000 miles on it by the way. My first car was a 1989 foxbody gt that I owned for like 12 years and did every little maintenance need you can imagine on it including the ignition switch so this does bring back memories of when that switch went bad. As far as the mustang went the ignition switch was super easy to get too just pop off the plastic around the steering column and it was right there, is the t-bird roughly the same setup ? Life got in the way of my plans today and I wasn't able to get the starter out but I guess that's an ok thing. This is why I love forum's to just throw around different ideas and such, thanks again guys!
1997 Thunderbird Lx 4.6 Liter