Cisco Switch OLD how to gain access

I have a set of three Cisco 3500XL's that are OLD and in place here at my office. The previous IT admin here retired and moved to Florida some 5 years ago. The Switches as far as i can tell are from 1997. (Manufacturers date) and have not been rebooted since 2001. I need to gain access into the enable on the switches, no one here knows what the passwords are for the enable, i know about 10 years ago i had a friend that knew a way to get into them without blowing away the configuration. I would like the ability to do the same, i have physical access to them, and they are being replaced with new juniper 1GB POE switches, but i would like to continue to use them on our test network.

So the questions is?:
1. Can i access enable without hard resetting them? how?
2. Can i hard reset them to access enable without wiping the CISCO IOS?

They are far from under warranty..
Rob GMicrosoft Systems EngineerAsked:
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Rob GMicrosoft Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Will this keep the configuration in tact? or will i need to reconfigure it after i make the changes?
AkinsdNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Yes, your configuration stays
Just follow the steps from the link and you'll be fine
Rob GMicrosoft Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
Akins hooked me up.. Here is the exact link for the model though if anyone needs it in the future..
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