I wouldn't have said that, it's the opposite of what I do. I crank mine with the key then flip a toggle switch on to activate the ignition box. You don't need a separate switch for the ignition unless the timing is locked out, mine will crank and fire just fine with the switch left on (and 40 degrees timing) as long as the battery isn't low.
By the way, I think all those aftermarket starters are poorly designed. The factory Ford mini starter off any 90's and newer engine can be modified to work better. I suspect the GM ones could too, the new Corvette starters (haven't looked at any other ones) are half the size of the current "mini" starters. Mine is a 4.0L V6 one from an Explorer with 100,000+ miles, mounted upside down and a bit of cutting and welding.
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