Targeting content in scrollPanes


I’m having a bit of trouble targeting content inside Scrollpanes, particluarly buttons.

I have two scrollpanes with the content loaded thus:

pressmain.contentPath = “articles”;
presslist.contentPath = “presslist”;

the “presslist” mc has a series of buttons that I would like to target the timeline of the mc in the other scrollpane, “articles” mc.

What is the best way to find the target path to the btns inside the scrollpane and have them reference the other mc loaded into the other scrollpane?

I’ve been researching this all day and trying various “hacks” with no luck so a point in the right direction would be much appreciated!