1st question - You said you get "nothing". Does that mean you also don't get any dash lights, or is it just the starter that does not work?
The neutral safety switch is a good place to start troubleshooting if its only a non-start problem. If jumping the NSS does not resolve the problem or you cannot get any power at all, then it might be the metal rack that connects the ignition key/switch to the electrical switch lower in the column. If that small rack breaks then turning the key does not move the electrical switch on the column and you can't get any ignition-operated electrics to come on.