Help with buttons in rollover menu

I am new to Flash and I have finally figured out how to make a button that shows a frame with a rollover menu that allows you to then click a button and go to a specific frame. However, my plan is that the rollover buttons with the menus will be visible throughout the entire SWF. What I think I need is to have the buttons direct you to a movieclip of the menu in which there are clickable buttons which then lead you to a specific frame. This way the buttons are functional at all times. However when I try to do this it doesn’t work. It might be because the second level of buttons are embedded in the movieclip and I am not sure where to put the script.

Any thoughts??

Thanks so much!