So Your 96 Console Lid Latch Broke..
...when the latch button is all sloppy and does not latch...the plastic "spring" arms on the latch broke. IIRC the replacement latch is not available anymore....without a small bank loan
So review the pics and you will see two 1" x 1/4" (approx.) pieces of halved vacuum hose placed in the slots the plastic spring clip part occupied will make a new "spring" that will not break. Re-assemble hatch lid and install on console. There is minimal "movement" of the latch but enough and the rubber vac hose works well. Thinner wall vac hose may make it even springer
\'96 BBB 383/T-56