It would work, but you would have to switch to a return style fuel system. You would still have to do some wiring, but it wouldn't be like with Pats. With Pats you would need the computer pcm, the pats module, pats transceiver on the column, and pats keys all from the same explorer, otherwise you would have to have it removed in the pcm, or reprogrammed if any of the pats components did not come from the same explorer.
Explorers used Pats B, were your ranger has Pats E which eliminates the pats module in between , and just sends a signal from the pats transceiver to the pcm. There is a guy ttbit I think is his sn name, that swapped a 96 explorer 5.0 in his 01 sport trac on explorerforum, and eliminated pats. This is the link below, hope it helps.