Here's the procedure to remove the switch. You may be able to turn it with a small pair of plyers once you get the knob off. At least then you could get it out of "bright". Good Luck.
Squeeze the small knob at the side and pull straight out.
Insert a small flat blade into slots adjacent to center of inner knob to
disengage knob from switch. Remove switch-to-bezel screws and remove switch.
The picture I could see was a knob, but if it's actually an arm on the column, then you'll have to replace the switch with the arm.
〉 Answered on Apr 10th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines