It depends on what you mean by "layout properties".
You can switch from one "view as" (Form, list table) to another.
You can hide or reveal the status bar
You can change the zoom
You can also create the Illusion of changing layout properties by using Go To Layout to switch to a layout that looks like the current layout but actually has different settings from the first layout.
If you state what kind of functionality you want, perhaps we can try and find a workable solution for you.
You mention that switching from Form to Table view is possible through a script step. I know it's got to be easy to do, but how? What script step can I run to simply change from Table to Form view (etc).
Nevermind - I figured it out. The "View As" script is what I was looking for.