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To remove the switch all you need is "a flat blade screwdriver and some confidence" as another site put it. Use a sharper blade, at least 1/4" wide, and you should be fine. Also, I needed to go deeper than I first estimated before prying up. (Note: I have a 2002 F150...make sure you have the same switch in your model/year.)
I started losing some power mirror control capability about 18 months ago...completely gone about 8 months ago. Thanks to threads like this one, I figured the switch was the likely culprit, and thanks to the info above, I learned that WD40 might be used to rehab the switch.
I removed the switch, cleaned it, sprayed WD40 liberally on the top side, and exercised both the "joystick" and "lever" about 100 cycles in each direction...I now have 100% mirror control restored. I'll post an update if the switch fails anytime soon...
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