Joe, can you avoid posting the same message more than once? Thanks. Just pick what you think is the most appropriate forum and stick with it. Otherwise we might get people trying to help you out duplicating work that's already been done.
I'm unlocking this as it is the more appropriate forum for this question. And I am locking the JSF thread. And yes, please do NOT post the same question more than once.
There is more than one way:
Also, JSF should give all your element an ID that you could use to find it. You might just need to inspect the source. I know that JSF prefixes ID's with junk. Just don't remember what that junk is. Also, you could simply give your SELECT element a class, and reference it that way.