in a few words yes. I have a midshifted T5 and an electric VSS of a Chevy. Forgot model and year.
The VSS sends only pulses. Not a specific type of signal just on/off/on/off etc.
The Chevy and the Ford VSS send the exact same type of signal.
As far as hooking it up to the ECU, makes no real difference and has no adverse affects if you do or you don't. Excluding the use of an auto ECU (A9P) which keeps the RPM a bit higher for a second or two when clutch is applied or going to neutral.
This is said to be solved by connecting the VSS to the A9P ecu.
FFR5922 MK3(Ordered 12/19/06 Arrived 2/7/07)
5.0 EFI W/ Edelbrock Performer Heads/Cam, BBK SSI Intake, T-5 W/ Midshift, 3-Link, ABS.
First Start 2/7/08