Pictures please? There should be two switches on the monitor panel. One for the water pump, one for water heater gas. For electric use, there will be a breaker to lock out the electric element, and outside on the face of the water heater low on the left side will be a small switch. On connects the electric element, off blocks itmoff. Sadly that little switch is prone to a high failure rate. I leave it on and just be sure to flop the breaker off. Guaranteed if you turn the electric element on without water you will be buying a new one.
Inside switches? Curb and street side scare lights. LR ceiling lights, and porch light should be the 4 on a single panel.
Any more questions feel free to ask. BTW where are you located, maybe a fellow creeker can drop by and help you get acquanted.