I went ahead and moved my lists to the add to cart button form. I'm still having issues with the "color" list having to be manually entered in order to show.
I'm not understanding the other points from your replies. The code is not found anywhere throughout the site in order for me to change and I'm still having the issue of only the first record in the recordset showing. In a list of 3 color options (blue being the first) I choose "black" and it shows "blue" in the cart.
This process is pretty new to me so your direction is appreciated!