Thanks to the forum!
My Virginia inspection failed, due to no Brake light indicated in dash when the parking brake was pulled. So I dug around here and found how to pull the center console, and ordered the sensor from the stealership. Once I had the existing sensor removed and in hand, and noticed its simplicity, I decided a little sanding and scraping to clean the contacts was in order. And, PRESTO, she lights up now! Not sure if the new in box part will work in my 05. Kj, or if it's likely to ever need replaced. Just glad I didn't open, hope I don't get that special order/restocking fee crap when I attempt a return. Thanks to all who contributed.