However, I for some reason, after the installation ... my SIP is disabled. I have been trying over and over again to put my computer into Recovery mode, but I keep getting the Prohibitory Symbol ... any suggestions of what I can do to reengage my SIP?
Boot the system in internet recovery mode to enable SIP. You can do that by holding down Option-Command-R while powering on the iMac. After booting, follow instructions similar to ordinary recovery mode to enable SIP. I.e. open a Terminal and execute:
If you haven't got internet recovery on the iMac, you will need to install the updated firmware software that is available for your model first.