Sustain pedal not mapping correctly with Akai MPK249

I am adding a MPK249 controller to use with my Cubase 12 pro. Cubase recognizes and provides a proper script for this unit, except when I try and add a sustain pedal to the controller. When added, the sustain pedal turns on and off channel mute buttons on the controller/cubase. I tried looking in the midi mapping area to no avail. Akai tech support told me it was a midi learn situation with my Cubase. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

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