Originally Posted by Bert
You'll just have to dig in. It may be the wires to the switch are being pulled by the linkage and making them stay on. Keep us informed as to what you find.
Should have know Bert, been down this road before!!! After some general testing and checking I traced it back to the wiring harness between the body and hatch. Every time I have had problems on various cars with strange ghosts it leads me right to that harness where I find a hand full of damaged broken or touching wire feeding back to god knows where. Repaired the wire and all is good again, next time I will just start there when electrical issues creep up.