Insert key into the ignition and turn the ignition switch to the "ON" or "RUN" position. It is not necessary to start the engine.
Locate the shift lock override slot located on the shifter console near the shifter lever. Normally, the slot is plugged with a small plastic cap. Remove the cap.
Insert a small screwdriver, nail file, key or similarly shaped object into the override slot, push down and hold.
While continuing to hold down the shift override mechanism, depress the brake pedal.
Now, grasp the shifter, push in the release button located on the shifter as you normally do and then move the shifter to the desired gear. If you've completed these steps with the engine off, move the shifter to the Neutral position to start the engine.
〉 Answered on Dec 12th, 2016 by Jody DeVere, CEO at AskPatty.com, Inc.