Is it that little bar at the 9 o'clock position?No. The ignition switch is not responsible for locking your wheel, it is a separate unit. You need to pull your steering wheel off and look at what is going on in there. The lock unit is a spring loaded lever mechanism that drops down into a slot on the lock wheel on the steering shaft. See picture for the lock wheel on the steering shaft.
Awesome since I'm the only one who has hot wired and driven my truck away I'll hold off until after bodywork and finding a good way to hide a keyCorrect. The lock mechanism locks the steering and the shifter. Its only purpose is for anti theft, you dont need it to lock if you dont care or aren't worried about someone swiping your truck.