Well. Shortly after posting this I came up with an answer.
What you want to do is to "convert view to sketch" (right click menu) and then select the "replace view with block".
This will dump your view onto your drawing's sheet and no longer be a view. I have yet to see how it scales with sheet scale and stuff.
I hope this helps someone.
Edit: Does not tie its self to the sheets scale and in fact is undimensonable (although you can dimension it to other things). So that is annoying. If there are better answers I will flag those as correct.
If you want something parametric, I think that you are going to have to go with the assembly/multi body part route....
If you truly just wanted a 1 off drawing, then....
When you convert it to a sketch, use the "insert as block" function.
Then you can drop the sketch block onto the sheet view. Then position as needed and delete your views. This is how I would do it.
Edit: You can then explode the block to be dimensionable.
I don't know when it happened, but I discovered a while ago that we can insert a sketch line, make the end points coincident with a point or edge on different drawing views, and it will update if a view is moved. Do that, insert a Dimension with the Smart Dimension tool, and you're set. You can move the line to a Layer that's hidden if you don't want it to show.