My understanding of your issue is you want to have a hover state in each of your overriden instance but the hover state should have the text of the overidden instance. If my understanding of your issue is correct you can try the given steps to achieve it.
this is a bit of a shame i think; would be nice if this was somehow integrated directly and automatically
yes... but i discovered that all this is for naught, bc i cant even convert an xd file into an html file without a third party. so i am going to give up on xd and go back to twiddling in dreamweaver. what a shame