it is the locking pawl in the tranny.
2 thoughts here...
1) if it broke, there may be parts floating around in your tranny
2) if it dislodged, or just got shaved down, there wont be any parts to speak of.
up to you which route you take, remove and fix, or use parking brake :thumb:
:lol: hmmm maybe :lol:
transfer case in neutral would indeed lose park seeing as the t/case is behind the transmission.
you may want to post up a COMPLETE description of your problem, along with ALL symptoms, so someone can try to help you out.
The select neutral message indicated problems with your feedback switch inside the transfer gearbox or with your transfer box ECU. The feedback switch gives a gray code (special code that changes only one bit at every change over to avoid confusing the computer) towards the ECU to indicate in which position the gear inside the transfer box is.
Download the RAVE CD and read under the chapter of the transferbox in the workshop manual it gives a table with what wire is supposed to be grounded in what position.