I tried to div wrap a page and replace its content with a link to # so I could click the link to make the whole page appear with jquery Should I be able to do that regardless what's on the page, cause it doesn't seem to wanna work
You should not need a link; if you have an ID on the div you want to "re-fill", then just a click on that div should be enough.
path/to/route would be whatever URL you would hit in your app to get the content you want to use to re-fill the div. The 'load' method is a shortcut for $('#elm').html = $.get('some url').
If you do have a link to #, then remember that link will be followed unless you stop it in your click handler. You don't need to worry about that when you bind a regular click handler to a non-link element.