If both layouts refer to the exact same name in Layout Setup... | Show Records From, then all you need is a go to layout script step or button option to change to the other layout--one presumably configured for form view.
Yes. That is what I did but it always sends me to the top of the records. Not that specific record that I clicked on. Make sense?
There are several possible reasons for that.
Is there a script trigger, such as onLayoutEnter or OnRecordLoad on the second layout? If so, the change in layouts will trip this trigger and that script may be srcolling the window or using go to record/request/page to change the current record.
You may need to either remove that script trigger or use a global variable to selectively disable the trigger's script.