Thanks guys for your replies.
In my 1989 Astro Van, the hood release is on the RIGHT HAND side of the steering column. Next to the engine cover. I know one thing for certain, the flasher that I bought today at AutoZone, falls out when I plug it into the socket next to the fusebox, unless I hold the flasher in place, and put the fusebox plastic cover over the fusebox, then the fusebox plastic cover holds the flasher in place.
1. I am putting the turn signal flasher in the wrong socket, (the only socket that I can locate) or
2. AutoZone sold me the wrong part, and needs to fix their computer system auto parts inventory specs.
Like I said, you did great with the alternator issue, so let's keep at it, with teamwork, we can FIX IT.
I'll look around again underneath the instrument panel and check back here at the forum tomorrow.
Thank you again for your time and expertise