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Dashlights and tail lights

i read here on the site of a ford range not having any dash lights and tail lights–You need to replace the headlight switch—I have 3- 88 tbirds and the switchs have done the same thing—I cannot find a replace–so–i wired my lights on the back–2 inside lights and my tag lights to run when the key is turned on–but i have no dash lights–if you find a replacementpart be care–disconnect the ground post on the battery–and mark the coloring of the wires on the plastic hook up on the ranger–the plastic will fall apart from the heat of the years of running and the heat of the current flow