Awesome, glad ya got the switch working and no, in my sports my 4wheel switches never went bad unless previous owners had to replace them, I don't think they're too prone to going bad. Those autohubs you got in your ranger are a PITA! They are too well known to go out. I like the 95+ models with those diff front ends the autohubs last longer (thinking of making mine a live axle though out a 97+ex or 00+ranger or w/e year they did that). Unless you can rebuild your autohubs your better option instead of buying new autohubs would be to put some WARNS in that baby.
96 Explorer 4X4 Auto 2inch suspension 31's
00 Explorer 4X4 Auto.