Stealer will charge $600 + to do it. Part is like $40 and the rest is labor. Actual job is a PITA...Have to pull entire dash to do it. Have not seen anyone come up with a quicker or easier way to do it.
IMO if you live where it does not really get that cold in winter, by pass it and drive on.
98 TJ 4.0L, 5spd, 4.25 Zone lift, D-locked D30/D35 w/4.56 gears, MCE GEN I Flares, 33" Trxxus ATs, Engo 10K# winch, rear disc brake conversion.
My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.