I did it like I described it in the first post.
1) I deleted the original thumbnail bar from EP and manually added thumbnails as small buttons.
I assigned an action to open the info box in the lower left corner.
2) The hotspots inside the panorama (the arrows) was also assigned actions to open the info box of each scene.
Even though the new info box opens before the scene changes it works ok.
HOWEVER - the BIG problem is the time used to to it like this.....
1) I have to manually make thumbnails
2) It is not a problem to assign the action to open the info box, BUT I also have to assign actions to CLOSE all other pop-up windows.
This tour is only 6 scenes, but for every tumbnail and for every hotspot / arrow I have to assign 5 actions to close all other potentially open info boxes.
Imagine if the tour consist of 20 scenes?????
I like EP due to its ease of use and because I can build a tour in no time. But if I have to do a lot of fixes like this, it is quickly becomming too time consuming...
Oh - I almost forgot..... the tour can be seen here: