I wanted to bump this thread because between this thread and this thread (HOWTO: getting rid of the "fob key stuck in...
) I was able to diagnose and solve my issue.
The first issue I was having is the FOBIK key was sticking in the ignition and preventing me from turning the Jeeper off. I can only turn it to the ACC position. Then, if I fiddle around with the shifter, and turn the key back and forth, after 30 seconds or so you hear a "click" and can turn the ignition to "off" and pull the key out.
It was frustrating.
My issue I believe is with the shifter. Yes, it registered "P" on the dash, yes it makes a light click when I go to "Park", but when looking down in the shifter, you can see the little grey switch does not fully click over when in Park.
So, I took notes from AByrvalg's thread, and pulled the little grey box out to mess with (see his images in the above thread).
What I noticed about mine is that when in Park, the shifter won't push the grey switcher all the way, so I pulled it all apart, cleaned it, then I glued a rubber ring around the plastic piece on the shifter stick to help it fully move the switch when going into Park. See image
Now, is this a legit fix? I dont know, time will tell. But, I have driven everyday and I have not had this issue come back.
I am still a little disappointed that my 09 is not part of the ignition key recall, because they replaced all the 08 FOBIKS with a newer version, yet my 09 still has the older version, it really makes no sense—but I dont believe my issue is key-related anyway.
Hope this can help someone in the future, I did a lot of searching everywhere to figure it out and there is very little information on the subject.