Figured it out...my method is still unbelievably convoluted so this should stay open until someone has a better answer -
First, I defined a variable "$$Hide" and set it to 0 whenever the layout is loaded (Right click layout > Layout Setup > Script Trigger > OnLayoutEnter). Then, I set the object I intended on toggling to hide when $$Variable = 0. Then, I created a button that executes a script that changes the $$Hide variable to 1. You can use this as a base to add toggle buttons (I had two buttons, so I ended up creating four and set them up to toggle at the proper times when clicked, then stacked two on two).
Can you provide a more detailed description of what you want to do and why?