After much research, I was able to find the steps needed to make this work. No one seemed to have posted the steps before, so here we go:
1) Download a file manager with root access
2) Navigate to system>usr>keylayout and open Generic.kl in a text editor.
3) Look for key 254 and change APP_SWITCH to MENU
4) Save and reboot
A step further, to have long press activate the app switcher, will come later when I have time to check.