Thanks TommyV and Tominator and others!
That DIY is definitely the ticket. Either way, even with that Pedal Max unit, if those brushes aren't contacting the right way it won't matter to take away the dead spot. This DYI is the answer I believe. That previous thread was awesome... as usual people were over-analyzing his very well written and documented write-up but once you cut through the bull it was a great thread.
And just to double check, this is OK to do in my 2012, right?
Oh and by the way, does this site run an app. Anymore? The Auto Guide app I was using for this forum isn't working now and I didn't know if it was my phone and tablet or if AllFords was not using it anymore.