Umm, if the switch is bad, why are you concerned with the key? The key goes with the ignition lock cylinder, not the switch. Two different animals.
The ignition switch is a separate part from the lock cylinder.
97 Sahara, 74 Renegade, 72 CJ5, 55 Willy's (the Beast) Boss 302, 6:34 gearing, Bose 901 speakers.
God I miss that Jeep. Forgot the kinda Jeep, 80 SX4.