Input buses. Can this be done?

I am running both Cubase 5 and 6 with the MR816CSX. Win XP 32bit fully updated.

By default there is the 8 mono input strips with hardware panel showing. What I want to do, is add 3 stereo buses on top of the 8 existing mono inputs, that would have 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 as inputs to the stereo buses. I have already tried setting it up in that manner, however, the stereo buses will not load the hardware panel nor do I have access to any panning. Any one ever try this or know how to get this working?

Support says “No”. Mark as answered PLZ.