So here I am waiting on the relay and killing time by cleaning up some of my areas around the house, those areas that I would be embarrassed to have someone see. This is where Helen returned from shopping and says " get a pair of scissors, we had to tie the trunk down." This is on the Lincoln and there is a power latch that allows you to easily close the trunk, then a little motor operates to pull the lid in tight. The bar that the latch engages rises when you open the trunk and lowers once the lid is reengaged. When Helen opened the trunk, it unlatched, but the bar didn't rise and the lid can't close enough to make contact. This is a second occurrence of this problem, the first being several years ago.
Right now the trunk mechanism is at the very top of my work list, but only until the relay arrives. The problem with it happening so long ago is that I don't remember exactly what I did, so I'm starting from scratch. I'm glad to have something interesting to occupy my time.
Update to the above information: The heater relay came and was installed in no time. It was the problem and the dryer is working fine.
I dis-assembled the trunk mechanism and put it back together and it's working fine also. I'm having a great day after all.