Installing new decorator light switch.

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Old 07-12-14, 12:11 PM
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Installing new decorator light switch.

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I am trying to replace an old automated switch that controls the outside front light with a manual decorator switch. When I pulled the old switch out I found the wiring in a gaggle. There is a blue wire wire-nutted to a black wire, a black wire, and a red wire all connected to the old switch. There doesn't seem to be a ground connected to it at all, and this thing has been hooked up this way since we bought the house 5 years ago. Inside the wall box it looks like there is one wire bundle of ground wires and they're clamped off. These ground wires look like they are separate from the other wiring, like a they are not running with any white or black wires. I have no idea where to go from here. Here's a pic.
 
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Old 07-12-14, 12:18 PM
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Sorry, here's a better pic. I have to type more characters so here they are.....
 
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Old 07-12-14, 12:23 PM
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That bundle of wires coming out of the bottom right of the box are the ground wires crimped together. It also seems like they all come out of the same wire sleeve, which I have never seen.
 
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