I have a customer with a 10-12 year old Irritrol Rain Dial that has broken manual and semi-annual buttons. Also the wires in the back for the battery have been broken long ago. I have fought with this controller for a while. Question is, with the newer model, is the ribbon the same so I can just replace the face plate rather than having the extra labor of un-wiring, un-installing, re-installing, re-wiring? He is used to this controller, so I kind of want to get the same one.