hey speed4theneed thnx for the advice, but this is wut i just did! i just realized that there's a quick release button right next to the shifter and i pressed that down and got my car out of park. then i tried pressing the normal chrome release button in all settings (P, N, R, etc) and it works fine, but as soon as you put it back in park that button won't go down and you can't shift out! so basically to get out of park you have to press down the emergency release button and then i'm ok. but still i need to figure this out and i really don't want to take it to the dealership as every time i go i get new scratches in my interior, as my interior is all painted red, and they treat it like shit. i tried pressing the shifter button down with a lot of force but it won't budge and i'm afraid that i'll break it. even if i take the shifter assembly apart i wouldn't know what exactly i'm looking for, so now do you have ne new suggestions for me. thx
i thought you only had to press the emergency release button to shift out of park only when your car is not turned on?? so are you turning your car on?
other than that i really don't know..that sounds odd but i do not have any experience with auto gts. but at least you know its not your shift release button being caught on the innards or something else jamming the release becuase as you said it works fine in anything but park.