I don't think you can implement your idea because as @randyc said there are typically 3 ways to control a garage door opener. I recommend that you choose one of the options or ask the professionals who installed the door for you. We are on the lookout for a quality garage door, too. We decided to replace the doors and gates in the whole house. We ordered quality interior doors at doordesignlab.com. Now we have to choose and order the front door, garage door, and pantry door. We plan to choose something similar in style to the interior doors so that they match each other.