Using the expression inout as a MIDI In?

Is it possible to use the expression input on the owl as a midi in? I assume not with the current firmware but say I tried to modify the firmware is it even physically possible for it to accept such an input? Or is it possible maybe to use cv input to change patches? Cuz I could adjust to that I suppose. The reason I’m asking is because my usb port on the owl is very loose. I generally have to hold it in tightly if I want to upload a patch and my pedal board kinda relies on midi for a multitude of reasons. I guess if worse comes to worse I can tape in or something but it would actually be pretty nice if I could just use a TRS cable or something like how chase bliss pedals do it.