You would not use a repeating field for this. You would use a portal. And you can select the field in the portal while in layout mode and use button setup to turn it into your button so that clicking it does the needed "go to record" task.
OHHH! That's right. Now I remember how to use the portal for my desired result. Just make the field itself the button with a script. Forgot.
Using a portal in place of a value list has long been an effective alternative to the standard drop down list or pop up menu. For one thing, you have a lot more control over the sort order and how you display the values from which the user clicks to make a selection. The main draw back as been that a portal also requires much more of your available layout space, but with the advent of popover buttons in FileMaker 13, that is no longer a problem as you can put such selection portals inside a popover.