Thanks for the tip, I will try your suggestions. I have to verify the wires from the module are not shorted to anything first (fuses are good, maybe a position sensor wire is bad) . I can test both motors using your method, If nothing - I can hold out for a wreck to find a 4x4CM for the truck. I hope its plug and play and does not need the dealer involved to program it. It is a 2007-2011 FORD RANGER 4X4 TRANSFER CASE MODULE 8L5A-7H473-AA.
And if all that fails I did take a look at the Shiftster - very simple and I can remove all the electronics crap. Not as convenient, but based on the location, pretty easy to get at - most of my 4x4 use is in winter just trying to get out of the bush so I can head for the office, once at the pavement I could just get out and flip it to 2H.