Possible to "press" button through actionscript?

I have a very complicated interface going on in my flash application, with tons of dependencies/variable checking/etc and it would make my life one heck of a lot easier if it was possible to simply “press” or activate an onscreen button via actionscript.

I have never seen this referenced, and don’t know if it’s possible. Search didn’t find me anything.

Can you do this in some way? “Virtually” activate a button (and thereby all the button’s scripting…)