OK so this actually does work but I feel like I did not articulate what I am after.
1: End User opens a new form
2: link in CEWP allows them to activate a tab
What I do not see is how I can identify ?ID= without there actually being an ID generated at the time because it is a new, unsaved form. I do not have a problem putting a button in a header in the tabs if this is how to get it done and will work.