As long as it is a 2WD Exploder, same engine, so same bellhousing bolt pattern, going from a column shift to a floor shift car you might have to swap out the shift shaft, that is correct.
You would be going from an AODE to a 4R70W, so you might need to swap around the extension housing to match the slip yoke.
Might have different number of teeth on the output shaft and speedo might be off, but otherwise should be a direct swap.
There are newer SBF bellhoused 4r70w available, 96 would be better than a "burnt up" AODE, but a 98 and newer would be better. Explorers had them until 2001 (the 5.0). The V8 transmissions are better built but if your rebuilding it then one from some of the V6 vehicles fit as well.
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