Trouble with hyhens within text when using LOOKUP

I have two columns, each containing a list of part numbers.  Some of the part
numbers contain hyphens. 
I am using LOOKUP and/or VLOOKUP to determine if the value in one column
exists in the other.  This works great on non-hyphenated part numbers.
However, it will not find or return the hyphenated part numbers from the
specified arrays.  As a test, I did a quick if statement to compare the
instances of identical hyphenated values that exist in both columns.  Those
statements did not have a problem with the hyphens.  Can anyone offer any
help? If hyphens cannot be used in conjunction with the LOOKUP functions, can
I strip the hyphens out of the numbers?

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