'03 Explorer Transmission shifting problem

Hi all. I have a 2003 4.6L V8 Explorer.
Recently, the shifter on the steering column gets stuck when putting the vehicle in park. It always sticks between the "R" and the "P". A
simple jiggle of the shifter does the trick and the vehicle seems to drive perfectly fine.
Before blindly going to the dealership, I was hoping you guys might have some ideas? Is this a symptom of a larger problem, or just a minor annoyance?
Thanks in advance.
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