The above message is the best advice I've read. However, it is not necessary to cut off the plastic on the connector. There is a rectangular hole through which it fits. It's tight, and impossible to re-thread without needle-nose pliers, but it does fit through the hole provided. The one not-plastic-covered must be pulled through first on disassembly, and second on re-assembly.
In the end, what I did was cut the (Yellow) by-pass lever meant to press the solenoid to release the lock. I easily cut the (yellow) plastic lever with some wire cutters. This allowed me to place a bottle cap in to shim the end of the solenoid so that I defeated the locking mechanism permanently.
Getting stuck in a snowstorm, unable to get my car out of park, is more trouble than I need.