An easy switch to use are door pin switches that can be found at your local parts store or on-line.
Sorry man. While that sounds like a good idea and I thought of it too, I would stick with the Mopar switch.
I actually had one of those kicking around in the electrical drawer of my tool box. Probably it was sitting there since the late 1980s from an alarm system that I either installed or uninstalled from a car.
First of all, those open switches can be unreliable due poor grounding of the switch itself or just poor operation the switch.
They are also fugly, sorry to say. Save it for your pharting Civic.
But if you get one of these switches in your hand and then start looking for a good place to mount it, you will soon find that there is really no good place to mount that pin switch. Here's a shot down the hood line, right above the fender. The mounting surface for the switch does not line up with the part of the hood that comes down. You would need a switch with a very long plunger or maybe use a small rubber bump stop on the hood that comes down far enough to open the circuit.
The OEM switch and bracket are a clean install and the bracket is sturdy. The switch is sealed to keep the dirt and water out. There are two brackets, AFAIK
, a two hole version and a single hole version.
BTW, I agree with you that the pin switches should be easy to find. In my case, they were not and it was just luck that I had one laying around. I wanted to go buy a new one for comparison to the old one before buying the OEM switch and nobody had them sitting on a shelf. IIRC, it was finally at Oriellys that the parts guy pulled one up that was supposedly an OEM GM part or something. Passed on it and got the Mopar bolt in option.