Here is the latest problem on the 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, the little rubber stopper that pushes the break light switch off is broken in 3 pieces. A quick and dirty fix is pretty easy and was doneAgain the little rubber stopper on the break pedal broke off, the tape from the credit card lasted months, but than the rubber stupper broke in 3 pieces, it may be time for a more permanent solution, some googling shows other Ford ZX2 owners with this issue.
Above I found the part that I think replaces this issue. There are also some creative solutions involving a rubber cork that I rather like. On the right is his finished product.