How to avoid autorouter from routing internally connected paths?

I am doing a layout that involves tact switches. As we know, four pin tact switches have an internal connection between pins on the same side of the switch. That is why I named the pins 1,1 & 2,2 in the tact_sw in the footprint.

Kicad assumed that these pads were connected, which is right. The problem is that now the autorouter is making routes between these pads; and I would like to consider these like “already connected”, turning these switches from a disturbance into a help for the router. Is there any way?

Manually route the pins?

I like to track pin to pin anyway as these switches are prone to dry joints

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