never had a problem befor but something is not allowing me to shift out of park on 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis

it feels like it is something with in the linkage along the column (steering) Itried to fallow the linkage and dont see any problems but can not shift any advice ?

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your shift lock out solenoid is not working,ck to see if brake lights are working then test brake light switch for pwr in and out when depressing the brake pedal