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Key stuck and gear shift moves

Was driving around today and put the car into park. When I went to take the key out, it wouldn't budge. Also, I noticed that I can move the gear shift without depressing the brake pedal, and that the button will not pop out when I put the car into park. I can press in on it, and I hear clicking in the key switch, but nothing else. Am I hosed?! I can't get the key out and I'm worried if I leave it overnight, someone will take the car. Any help would be appriciated!

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Sounds lke the vacuum portion of that system is malfunctioning. check system for broken and cracked hoses... if not then check and replace any fuses or faulty parts

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