Hey, thanks Gary. I followed the procedure to a T.
If I broke the new one with the 'improved desgin' then I will not put it on the car at all. I will pick up a generic stop light switch used on GM vehicles.
I handled it with extreme care. I repair motherboards, overclock cpus, repair pcb boards so I know how to be delicate.
However I did fix my old one!
I took the old switch apart and found all of the contacts were black.
I cleaned them up with copper cleaner, then tinned them over using some gold acid free solder.
installed the old switch and it works perfectly, no EPC light, tested it with a hundred pumps of the pedal with my wife behind the car.
It works perfectly.
I will exchange the switch tomorrow and toss it on the shelf for another 80k.
FYI: Gold solder is available at an electronics store, I happened to have some since I do motherboard and other PCB repairs.
I would not use standard solder since this will corode faster than the copper contacts themselves.