In the view pain, click on View>Predefined Bookmarks. There are book marks there to change the view to back, or the other side ortho. If you have the views name terned on though the book marks will not change that. At least it do not for me. But it will be the one the bookmark said.
About the visible in a render. In the Atributes box, not the chanel box. there should be the node for your shape, its the second tab over from the left. Down that list is Render Stats, expand that, and uncheak the Primary Visibility.
I think that will do it for ya.