Can you see if the following works for you.
My app's framework is ionic (angularjs all over the place). I have two projects working successfully in angularjs and appbuilder (no issues or defects). Both have more than 15 views and do a lot of routing.
Your problem looks similar to the one that I experienced. These projects are at home so I'll copy the exact code when i get home...
From the app module initialization can you add:
I cant remember if i do that in .config() or .run()
If you are using Ionic or angular-ui-router (https://github.com/angular-ui/ui-router) I would recommend using the ui-sref attribute and link it to a state. It saves so much trouble with routing and passing on routing values later on.