Yes, I understand and you’re right in this example; IX1 is better for your desire steps. I want to phase into IX2 as well. To be perfectly honest, I don’t use the replace elements hardly ever, never for this reason you’re showing.
It’s so much easier, to find the element with the interaction, click hamburger dots, duplicate, rename and add other elements.
I know, I know what you’re thinking. Sounds a little off. But think about it, it’s easier down the road. I always look at “5 months from now, where will I be?” Probably not doing the same thing, and I’ll forget what in sam hill I was doing.
Duplicating and renaming to identify specifically with the “Link block, Button, or whatever”, when I see it, I’ll know what to do.
That’s what I would move towards as a systematic process. Replacing element all the time will become cumbersome and confusing later on.
Take a look at my collection site. Go to Multi Level Menu Section, and others if you want. I always copy the interaction renaming to 1 or 2, etc so I know what I did earlier.
Hope this helps. If you need to speak on the phone or do a join me screenshare, I’d be glad to assist. I know writing this out is time consuming.