Key stuck in ignition

Wife has a 99 Contour.
I kinda lost my temper at my son and while sitting in the driveway, I threw the gear selector (automatic on the floor) in park. I don't remember if I
had the button pushed or not. Probably didn't.
Now the gear selector will not "stop and click" in each gear and the key is now stuck in the ignition.
I have a feeling that the ignition switch doesn't think that the gear selector is in park, when it actually is, so it won't release the key.
Anyone confirm that suspicion? How can I fix the problem, other that keep my cool... :)
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