Kbeitz, After my last post I thought about how to make a simple foot operated switch. I would cut a piece of material for the foot pedal. Then weld a piece tubing in the middle of the bottom of the pedal for a pivot. I would then drill a small hole in the bottom of the tube and put a grommet in the hole to take the switch lever. Then I would position the switch below the pedal with the lever going thru the grommet. I would install adjustable bolts below the ends of the pedal to limit the amount of travel so that the switch just switches on and off. The limit bolts will prevent the switch lever from being broken. The grommet will prevent wear on the switch lever. Equal length springs on bottom of each end of the pedal will center the switch in the off position. I would use fairly stiff coil springs and have them just touch the bottom of the pedal when it is in the off position.