if your jeep runs and that part is not connected, I would take it off and gently place it in a box marked:
"parts that came off the jeep and were not needed at the time"
under no reason to throw it away at this time.
someday, down the road, you may hit a big bump and the jeep stops running, because the (whatever it is, is not hooked up)
its about time to get the tops off our old jeeps around western KY