I know this post is old but I'm search the boards for help on replacing my switch.
I just replaced all of the dash bulbs on my 97 F150 (I was down to one working bulb) and broke my switch.
I'm trying to figure out which part to buy but the idea of taking the **** off, rotating, and re-inserting is stupid. Only an engineer could come up with something so dumb.
The simple thing is to go with clips.