Originally Posted by merc07
im thinking its the ignition switch itself is broken internally I would check that first.
You were spot on!
I read so much about NSS and starter problems but the way the key felt I just knew it was something inside the steering column, there wasn't any signs of the starter doing any work and the 'non-springy looseness' was my biggest sign.
So I watched this video and luckily I had all the torx bits needed which is a #10 that needs to be at least 3 inches long and a #15 security tip torx.
When I pulled out the key drum I saw that it had somehow worn out quite a bit, I'm unsure of how long its been wearing away.
So I called up AutoZone and they had the part I needed for $65
When installing everything I learned that putting it in too tight will not work, could be because of the new parts mixing with old parts or just a finicky set of screws. Anyway, the deed is done and I'm driving again!