Action script problem. Need help

Hello Everyone.
Ok, here’s my dilly:
I have an buttons on the Main stage that trigges actions on the main page to load external .swfs. However, I made those buttons into pop up menus which means I had to make the buttons on the main stage into movie clips. When the button is on the main page, everything works fine. However, when placed inside a movie clip it doesn’t. So, how do I make a button that’s in a movie clip trigger actions on the main stage. I hope I explained it clearly.

Thanks in advace.