I think the only important difference is the TCC. Not sure if it is 1995 or 1996 that got the higher ohm one.
1996 got a revised valve body, not sure if it got different programming to deal with it or not.
And while this is external and easy to swap, you want to retain the 1996 filter and pan.
97 Mark VIII LSC/Silver/Gray leather
97 Cougar 4.6 Sport/White Opalescent Tricoat Metallic /Gray leather down but not out?
89 Cougar LS 3.8/Oxford White/Gray velour/HG need replaced AGAIN
00 Grand Marquis LS/Vibrant White/Gray velour
63 Falcon 302/black and rust/shed isn't moving
82 F-150/Oxford White/dumb VV carb doesn't pass emissions