Thank you for your post.
I am unable to replicate the problem.
If I am currently viewing a layout in "View as Table", switch to Layout Mode, I will see the layout in "View as Form" view. If I switch to another Layout that was previously displayed in "View as Form" view and go to Browse, I will see that Layout in "View as Form" view.
Let me know what I'm doing differently than you, and I'll try to replicate the problem.