Generic Remote Transport Assign Issue

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read. C8, attempting to assign footswitch from Korg Padkontrol to punch recording in and out. Cubase finds the midi address from footswitch from learn function, set to note on, which is then assigned to record value in transport device. Hit apply, function does not work. I have attempted assigning midi status to both note on and note off, tried the toggle and push button flags, also attempted to assign to start and stop instead of record, to troubleshoot. Input routing is correct, as learn seems to work. What am I doing wrong? Thanks again for the great forum.