I haven't found a way yet to keep the animations and being able to face manually.
Can you try these changes to fix the facing in coordinated fire:
In the coordinated fire ability open start_target_actions/artillery_attack, set disable_parent_hardpoint to false. And set use_hard_point to 2 (assuming this is the the main weapon).
The counter battery symbol is not available on this model.
The only available states are:
These can be found using the NIS mode in the worldbuilder: https://www.coh2.org/guides/25514/worldbuilder-nis-tutorial-by-sirlami