Inquiry is not controlling; inquiry is more of watching, not touching the experience. It just sees the experience from any angle, from more angles.
There is no need to touch the experience. Wisdom may change the angle of investigation; but it is not controlling, which is very obvious.
Slowly you can understand that nature is working. Defilements arise when you investigate too much, and then the mind becomes tense, not peaceful and not relaxed. First you need to recognize that defilement is there, then you take off the defilement; and then much later, you know how to watch.