Is the Passlock system bypassed the same as the VATS?

Is the Passlock system found on a 99 Astro bypassed the same as the VATS sys found on the 99F-body w/ inserting exact same key resistance inbetween the VATS wire going back to VATS sys.?

I’m not sure if the Astros keys have the resistance pellet built into the key.

Note I have not yet taken delivery of this 99Astro van just want to prepare myself for the anti thieft nightmare I had and ocasionalley still have w/ the 99 TA.