How to replace Neutral Safety Switch? on 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

I am replacing the Neutral Safety switch, but there is a little study sticking up that helps to hold on the switch. The problem is the stud goes through a hole in the switch and there is a metal bar directly over the switch. In short, I can't get the old switch out because this bar won't let me lift the switch off the hole. What do I do?

Asked by for the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier