I have resolved the problem.. I checked for continuity from the switch, thru the coin door interface board and to the J205 connector pin 6 in the backbox. I had good continuity all the way. I removed J205 from the CPU board, entered switch edges test and jumpered pin J205-6 to ground. I also tested the other pins for the diagnostic switch test this way also. All switch registered except pin 6 was intermittent. I removed the CPU board, took it to bench and tested traces for continuity from the J205 header pins all the way thru the U-16 LM339 chip and could not find any bad traces with the meter, but I went ahead and replaced U16 chip by cutting the old ship legs, desoldering each pin, clearing the thru holes, put in a new 14 pin machine socket and installed the new Lm339 chip. Re-installed back in game, booted game up, opened coin door and pressed the coin door switch test function, made game adjustments, etc, and the escape button worked fine. I played several games and re-entered the service/diagnostic tests, each time the escape button as well as all other buttons worked properly.