Rollover trouble with imageready - help end the suffering

Hello there,
I don’t know about anybody else, but transferring graphics from ps to imageready can be a frustrating experience. Here’s what I’ve done so far. Hopefully someone more experienced in the process will be able to shed some light on what I’ve done wrong.

a) I developed my website’s layout nicely in Photoshop.
b) I created layers for each individual button that I’m using…just text buttons.
c) I created slices for the image.
d) I transferred my psd file to imageready to create the rollover states.
e) I linked the button states together.
info about buttons:
original state - white text on red background
mouseover state - yellow text on red background
f) I tested the site, and everyting worked fine except, that when i place the mouse over the button, the yellow text appears with a white background. Needless to say…this is not what I am hoping to achieve.

I hope that someone viewing this forum submission can help me. I hate wasting hours trying the same thing out over and over. There has to be a simple step I’m missing.

Thanks for viewing this, and take care,