How do you remove a key from the ignition of a 1997 grand am when the key is stuck in-between off and started What could be the problem?

this happened to me before. there is a little sensor in the middle console in the shifter that went bad. you need to change the shifter in the middle console. this doesn't work if you need a quick fix. theres a button in the center console you have to hit to release it. in my 98 there is a "button" under the steering column that you push up to relaese the key...it is covered by a small access "door" that takes a very small flat head screw driver to get to. the new ignition was like $300 to replace....I still press the Little button