State information has been figured out! YAY
It took me a couple hours of trial and error to find a work around...
The Orbiters don't do anything special, they just send a command to the device.
When DCE routes the command, it internally sets the State information inside the device.
So, I said to myself, Self, What are they doing that you're not... Sending a command to self!
gotta love axioms... when one object A is the same as object B, then Object B can be considered the same as object A...
(remember that in Math class??? except it was when Line A is the same as Line B...) lol
So, the solution was to say: Self, Cmd184, setlevel=x.
<never had to send myself a useless command before... guess there's a use for everything...>