Hi porkchop, welcome to MLMF. Sorry to hear your Snapper is giving you some trouble, but forum policy doesn't allow the discussion of bypassing safety switches and devises. Now, if you want to know how to trouble shoot things, then I'm sure we could help you out.
Agree with wh55 here. Need to get your switch back under the seat. In most cases, the switch needs to be depressed by the seat and the machine in neutral and the blades turned off to activate the starting system.