External movie clips with multiple menu movie clips

It’s pretty late and I don’t think i have enough time to search this question in the forums but here I go. Sorry If I upset someone for making a topic that already exists.

I have a main timeline that im importing an external movie clip in. This external movie clip is named “members” it has several buttons that load other external movie clips into a window within “members” . What do I need to do to make this work. Do I need to use "this, _parent, _root, level(s) or “whatever.swf”. If you can help me out that will be great. I’ll make it up to you down the road. No sexual favor please. =)

I’m using flash mx 2004 btw.

Thanks in advanced