I actually have no idea how to subclass anything
is there any tutorial or anything i could take a look at?
There's a chapter called custom component development in the livedocs: http://www.adobe.com/livedocs/flex/3/html/help.html?content=intro_3.html
Flex SDK Developer
Adobe Systems Inc.
AHA! i got it!! i now have 2 variables in a link button that are named, tagId, and changeTo
thanks a lot alex!