I need to create a views exposed filter that is displayed as a list of links, and updates the view via Ajax. I've tried using Better Exposed Filters and it will display the filter as links, but without ajax. I've tried to figure out how to theme the default views select element (which is ajaxified) as a list of links, but haven't found a good way to go about this yet. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Try this patch: https://drupal.org/node/1268150#comment-7393486, it's for better exposed filters and it's to make it work with AJAX.
As for the default views select element, try using an argument.