StudioLive 16.4.2, 24.4.2 and 16.0.2 are the "legacy" family of mixers and Virtual StudioLive (VSL) is the appropriate "software". If you are not using VSL, as you say, you can not mix or control any legacy mixer on your MacBook. There is no other software you can use and "UC Control" has no faders. It's simply a launch window, allowing the selection of different options. UC Surface 1+2 will not work, because they belong to the second and third generation of StudioLive mixers.
Not convinced? You may want to check the download page for your mixer (http://www.presonus.com/support/downloads/StudioLive-16.4.2) and read the release notes of Universal Control 1.7.4. It says there: "Universal Control 1.7.4 includes drivers and control panels for the following products: ... StudioLive 16.4.2 (Launch Window, Virtual StudioLive, Driver)". This is the package you need to be able to mix on your MacBook.
There are some videos about VSL, that may be helpful: http://www.presonus.com/videos/player/308/default/0.