Before you remove the wires from the old switch, note which holes they go in to. Each contact will be marked such as "Com" or "Common", "1 way" "1" etc. Mark the common wire by wrapping a bit of sticky tape around it to avoid mixing it with the other/s. Write down what goes where if you think you may forget.
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