Thank you all for the input. I did find the problem and it was'nt the shift cable. The bushing on the Transmission shift lever was seized on the ball socket and it was a matter of getting it off and removing the rust on the ball on the shift lever. But, although a part of the problem, it was not all of it. The bushing on the range sensor was seized on the shift lever stud. The stud and the ball are made of steel and tend to rust, therefore creating the problem.
I do not have the range sensor off yet and I think that I will have to destroy it to get it off the stud its rusted so bad. I do'nt know what kind of keeper holds the sensor to the stud, I'm sure there is one.
But that is the problem of the stiff shifter. Again Thank you all so much.