I know micro switches have 3 terminals, which I am sort of thinking are NO, NC and COM? So it seems like that could be mechanically replicated with a leaf switch (physically closed and gets pushed open or physically open and gets pushed closed). I don't know exactly what the diode does for the micro switches (seems they mostly use them) and if that is an issue that prevents a leaf switch from being used. Is it longevity? Being able to have the wireform to fit a specific location (micro switch)?
I guess my question is, can I replace a micro switch with a leaf switch?