[SOLVED] How do I configure OH3 to control an Alexa device?

EDIT: So after writing this a little bit ago and being persistent in my troubleshooting I realized I was not looking at the advanced channels in my Echo configuration. I found all sorts of new channels to play with including the channels for “Text Command” and “Start a Routine”. Once I created a device for the Echo in my model and linked the TextCommand(String) via a rule I was able to control a simple light. Now onto more complex things like my sonos and thermostats!

System information is below for my configuration:

How do I configure OH 3 to control Alexa devices?

I have the the Amazon Echo Control Binding and things installed/configured.

Alexa discovered all my exposed things from OH3 that I configured the metadata for. So Alexa controlling OH3 things is good to go.

My problem is that I am unable to discover any Alexa Devices in OH3. And I do not know how to send a command from OH3 to Alexa. I found a couple of online posts that only explain part of the process and it does not make sense to me.

I was able to send a message to the Amazon Account - SendMessage channel and retrieve it from Alexa messages.

Thank you in advance for your help and time!

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