Gear Shifter on 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

I broke a piece in my steering column and can't find out what is actually is or where to get a replacemnt. It is a plastic piece that connects to the gear shifter. I'm thinking it connects the gear shifter to the transmission, but not totally sure.

Asked by for the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
here's a website that has a used steering column for your truck http://www.everdrive.com/partdetails.aspx?sku=5214558 free shipping call them and explain what part your looking for.