JBoss has decoupled from Apache Axis in Mar/2004. As of this writing a modified axis version based on axis-1.1 that is BP-1.0 compliant, adds better support for doc/lit, etc. is used in jboss-3.2.x, jboss-4.0.x and jboss-head.
Any attempt to use another version of axis than the one we provide is not supported and will probably not work.
Starting with jboss-5.0 we will use our new SOAP stack that is a complete rewrite and independet of Apache Axis.
If you want to protect your investment, stay with standards i.e WS4EE