funny, I just replaced mine last weekend! This weekend I replaced the ignition switch, shifter boot and door locks. All the electronics in my column are brand new and what a difference. funny how you don't know things are broke until you fix them
My "key in reminder" apparently never worked until I replaced the ignition switch when all of the sudden I heard a 'ding'! Plus, when I replaced my multifunction switch, that fixed my weird "only one side is flashing while the hazards are on" issue.
NOTE: I bought all my parts from the Ford Dealer I work for and the Parts Manager said that most of the parts I bought had been "improved" over the years, you can tell by the red hazard switch, if yours' is red, it's the old kind, if it's black, your good to go!