OK....maybe I've explained it all wrong, so let me try again. I'm sure you and many others have bought new computer cases with front panel audio connections, (ear/headphones and microphone). For instance, the Antec 300 case has an audio cable with 2 connectors, (AC97 and HD Audio). The AC97 connector is spliced/wired into the HD Audio connector which allows the option to use one or the other audio format. I'm looking for such a cable. I'm trying to avoid having switch out the whole front panel assembly.
The audio cable in the case being used only has the HD Audio connector. There is no spliced AC97 connector. A soundcard is being used without issue.
I know I can buy ear/headphones and microphone extension cables to run from the back of the computer. I want to avoid that as well.