There are a number of settings and options available in LayOut for dealing with the SketchUp viewport that can be useful for one off documents but anything you do that makes the scene show as modified disconnects the viewport from the SketchUp scene so that scene specific changes you make in LayOut won’t get carried over to the viewport when you update the reference. The forum is full of examples where users have created problems for themselves by modifying scenes in LayOut.
You can select the standard views in the SketchUp Model panel if you want but that modifies the scene. If you set up the desired view as a scene in SketchUp and select that scene for the viewport, there’s no need to select the standard view in the SketchUp Model panel in LayOut. It takes care of itself.
No matter what, the standard views are fixed in SketchUp and are not connected to the axis alignment. If your building faces north and you want to show the front elevation, you’ll need to choose the Back view instead of the Front.