I realized after I posted that this probably isn't viewed by Apple employees. My energy saver window lacks the Graphics options of better battery life and higher performance. I'm now assuming that my mbp does not have two graphics cards. I assumed it did because it listed mid 2009 as an option, but there must be different models of it.
I'm now assuming that my mbp does not have two graphics cards.
Not necessarily, the graphics could be switching automatically.
It's just in later machines Apple decided to give the option for both, basically allowing the turning off the CPU graphics by selecting the "higher performance" option.
There really is no "higher performance" actually
Apple should have described it:
CPU Graphics + switching to GPU as needed: Better Battery Life
Use GPU all the time: Less Battery Life
Download the free MacTracker and look up your machine to determine if you have one or two GPU's