Pasting MIDI controller lanes over existing lanes

This may be a noobish question but I couldn’t find a topic about it, so here it goes:

Is it possible to paste a controller lane over an existing controller lane so that the new controller lane would completely replace the old one? I go back and forth with different expression lanes and it’s really annoying that if the old controller lane has higher values in some parts, these values are not replaced when I paste the new lane over it.

The workaround is - of course - to delete the old controller lane completely and then paste the new one but as I do hundreds of these per project, it would really save time and improve the workflow if there was an easier way. I’m using Cubase Elements 7.