I found an app that will bring up sliders for the volume control and has an icon in the notification bar. After changing volume just use back key to go back to the app. The notification bar icon will appear after you reboot once the app is installed. Of course to access the volume bar you will have to do the power down slider, cancel routine to re-enable the notification bar (I hope someone figures out a way to get around this soon). The app is called Volumer++ and is a free download from the Android Market. For those of you that don't have access to the Android Market I have attached it to this post.