I don’t know why, but currently the Exchange Control Panel of Office365 doesn’t work correctly, but I needed to configure SendAs permissions on a distribution group. However, PowerShell is a good fallback when it comes to configure O365.
When you want to connect to O365 PowerShell you need a user that has Administrator permissions and that is not configured for multifactor authentication.
The Technet article Connect to Exchange Online PowerShell explains how to connect:
$UserCredential = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
When using Get-Credential make sure you are using a user with administrator rights and multifactor auth turned off!
After importing the session you can configure the distribution group using:
$DistributionGroup = "firstname.lastname@example.org"
$Trustee = "email@example.com"
Get-DistributionGroup $DistributionGroup | Add-RecipientPermission -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee $Trustee