For those who showed interest in this post, I am providing the answer from Carefree Cie;
¨As far as we know, our awning cannot be controlled using a Lippert Control panel. Your awning should be equipped with a Carefree Direct Response which has its own controller....¨
Still waiting for Lippert comments and recommendations (if any).
Plan B (installing an on/off switch) will be the last option. If there is an incompatibility issue, they need to know about it and...fix it.