Xml menu prob :(

I have made this xml menu from bits and peices but i just can’t understand why i can not make the buttons into movie clips instead. I am a novice at action script so i would appreciate any help anyone is willing to give me with this :).

The reason why i want to make the buttons MC instead is that i have an action that on rollover plays the MC and on rollout plays it backwards so it gives a smoother animation for the buttons but each time i try to change the button into an mc or place it inside an mc in order to animate it it doesn’t show the text it garbed from the external text.txt file anymore. Same thing goes when i try placing the text inside the BT inside an MC. :frowning:

Can anyone help?