So I finally figured out in the NES emu that you can change the quick-save state and load controls away from that god awful START+LEFT and START+RIGHT buttons, god only knows how many times I accidentally loaded an old state... anyway, turns out, it's just in the buttons section.
HOWEVER. For the GBA Emu, when I exit the emulator, and then go back into it, the buttons reset to their defaults!!!!
How the hell do I fix this???