There is an ongoing post about the shortcut to do this, so assuming there is no way. Only way I know is creating an action then inserting menu item in action and assigning shortcut to that action. This is really hacky thought since you have to reset the menu item every time you load illustrator.
Another way I was hoping I could do this is just make a custom panel like photoshop has and just press a button to run a script. I don't know if I have to go low level programming to do something like this, or if there is an easier way.
anyone have advice on how to approach either of these?
I use Autohotkey for Windows and Spark on Mac to use a hotkey to run them, also there's the ScriptBay extension which runs only on CS5: