wanting values stored and linked drop down list

I have 3 models... facility - has_many :placements, has_many :client_slots placement - belongs_to :facility, has_one :client_slots client_slot - belongs_to :placements, has_one :facility

My problem is that I want a select list of client_slots based upon facility_id which I get from the below code, but if the placement has a 'client_slot' already, it doesn't indicate it on the form. I want it to show the existing value and to offer choices based upon the facility_id too...

on a placement form...

  <%= options = [['Select a Facility', '']] + @facility.sort { |a,b|      a.name <=> b.name }.collect {        >fac> [fac.name, fac.id] }        select 'placement', 'facility_id', options %>

  <%= select_tag 'placement', 'client_slot_id', { :disabled =>      'disabled' } %></span>   <%= observe_field(       :placement_facility_id,       :update => :client_slot_id,       :url => { :controller => 'placements',       :action => :lookup_client_slot },       :with => "'facility_id='+escape(value)") %>

and in controller   def lookup_client_slot     @client_slots = ClientSlot.find(:all,       :conditions => ["facility_id = ?", params[:facility_id]]     ).collect {|fac| [fac.name, fac.id]}       render :inline => "<%= select 'placement', 'client_slot_id',         @client_slots %>"   end