Lost Shapes Sliders

I know the sliders are automatically added into the action editor when created.
My problem is that I have rigged up my character and I have sliders for facial expressions.
The rig is what shows up when I select the character in the action editor but no sliders.
What gives?
I know you can edit the sliders there just like you edit the armature, but I cannot see them or get them to show up in that panel.
Where did they go and how do I get them back.
I can play with them all day in the buttons window, but that does nothing for the actual animator sequence.
The closest I can get is opening an IPO window and telling it to include IPO in an action under when I select “shape” in the drop down menu.
Still, that is not the same as just editing without IPO straight in action editor.
I am puzzled.