Gran prix stick stuck

pleeeeese help, my gear shift knob is stuck on my 2002 pontiac gran prix - suprizinly there is a gear knob shift release insert thing right next to it - ive had the car for 5 years and never noticed it before - when i push it in it releases the stick - my car is a standard FYI - if i dont get this resolved i could lose my job i travel 35 miles to work