Hmm that doesnt sound good! Have you tried pulling the metel ring just below the floorboard, this ring manually pulls the break if for some reason your pedel wont go down far enough. When I bent my floorboard on my 2001 I had to do this to get mine into reverse. If not, you have a bad sensor! Shouldnt be too hard to find.
2001 Realtree Grizzly- ITP 589's, moose gun racks,spot light, tank, fender, and front rack bag, IPI rear rack bag, K&N air filter and custom body work by Rock & tree.