The item, as best that I can describe, is a switch actuator or housing for a micro switch.
The actuator is fastened to a desk and inside the desk, the micro switch sits inside the actuator so when the actuator is pressed, it presses the microswitch.
The key thing here is that I can remove the micro switch, complete with the associated equipment and leave the actuator in place, bolted to the desk.
I obviously could just fit a normal SPST switch to the desk but then I would have to unsolder the wires to the switch, or fit spade connectors and pull them off when I wanted to remove the equipment.
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Google is the go-to place for out of the way things. Try searching for "key operated microswitches" - you may something to assist amidst the millions there are to choose from!