in case anyone finds this valuable i was able to manually trigger day/night mode on my icamera2's using cgi..

Auto Mode
/adm/set_group.cgi?group=VIDEO&dn_sch=0

Day Mode
/adm/set_group.cgi?group=VIDEO&dn_sch=2

Night Mode
/adm/set_group.cgi?group=VIDEO&dn_sch=3