Those that I've had apart had a socket with a long stem that held the tiny light bulb. You can get that type of bulb from any auto parts store. My best guess is the new switch didn't come with that socket / bulb installed and you are supposed to transfer it from the old switch. That isn't normal. Usually switch assemblies come with any bulbs already in place.
Common sense went out the window a long time ago. The dash lights are controlled by a computer now, but there are other lights on the same circuit. That would lead me to believe there might be a wiring problem for just that one bulb. If you find other bulbs not working, suspect a problem with the Body Computer.
Sunday, December 5th, 2010 AT 7:52 PM