Should Beats modules overwrite Kibana dashboards?

Following up on https://github.com/elastic/beats/pull/6828/files.

It seems that Beats now overwrites dashboards (https://github.com/elastic/beats/blob/9e2838d9ecaf4d9c3ea05ba7f97182cdd2d93574/libbeat/dashboards/kibana_loader.go#L89). There is a force flag hardcoded to true. Should this be the desired behaviour? Maybe this flag should be configurable?

Quoting @dedemorton:

This seems fairly important, so you might want to call this out as a separate note. I wonder if it might make sense to have a setup.dashboards.overwrite option like we have with the index template?

It would make sense to me to expose this value through the configuration.

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