I have enabled the buttons in the view mode also.
var rad = NWF$('#' + ButtonValueText);
var rad = NWF$('#' + chkRiskAreaTabs);
@jackcurtissm, may I suggest through all the form controls to be hidden within a single form panel as first step. Second, you can use a choice control, render them as buttons if you need to (not recommended) and when the control is = to a certain value, show and hide the panel. You can also use a rule to show and hide a control based on New, Edit or Display modes.