okay cool thanks a lot. unfortunately im in cali atm and will head back to nyc for christmas ill shoot you a pm around then? you'll prob be busy so i think i can wait till after christmas or so ill lyk thanks !Yep, sounds easy, but you'll void the warranty and possibly hurt yourself or others who don't know how you've Jerry-rigged it.
A button is just a mechanical means to connect 2 wires. Do you have one button for up and one for down? Or does one button do both?
Replace the button with a single-pole single-throw or double-throw switch. Flip the switch and it will hold its position until you get to the top at which point you'll need to flip it back to the neutral position. You should probably leave the key alone.
You can buy a switch at radio shack or Home Depot, but online is best so you can get the exact shape you need. Send me a pic and I can steer you in the right direction.