I think you might be very confused on how this works. I thought I explained it above already but let me try again. I’m going to assume you have no idea how the pairing process works so I’ll start from there:
you go to the “configuration->z-wave” page. There you will find a couple of “buttons” - “add node” & “add node secure”. Depending on the type of device you have (does it support the security features?) then you will click on the applicable button.
then you need to do what ever is required on the device itself to complete the pairing process.
after the pairing process is completed the device/HA/zwave will automatically add up to several “entities” that all will all get there own entity_id’s based on the class/type of the device. HOWEVER, EVERY DEVICE WILL ALWAYS CREATE A ZWAVE.XXX ENTITY_ID.
light bulbs will at a minimum create a zwave.xxxx entity_id and a light.xxxx entity_id.
switches (outlets are switches too) will at a minimum create a zwave.xxxx and a switch.xxxx entity_id
sensors will at a minimum create a zwave.xxxx and a sensor.xxxx entity_id
all of the above are also likely to create several more entity_id’s based on the same node number. so if you click on (for example) the zwave.xxxx and the switch.xxxx you will see that the node numbers are the same. and you might see other entity_ids like sensor.xxxx_alarm_level or sensor.xxxx_burglar all with the same node numbers.
Then lets say you add another (for example) outlet that is of the exact same kind as the first one that you added. Then the system will create all of the identically same entity_ids as the first node but will then add a “_1” to the end and the next one will add “_2” to the end, etc… And you can see that all of those entities are associated with the same node numbers. If the controller is node 1 then the first thing you pair with it will be node 2 and the next thing you pair will be node 3 etc.
so a long answer to a short question. But the bottom line is you don’t pick which way to pair the devices. the system does and you need to keep them the same. the only thing you can change is the “xxxx” stuff after the domain (zwave., light., switch., etc) which you can’t change.