Thanks for your replies. I connected the BLT with a modded JST 5 pin connector to fit in the board's z-probe port. I too use Octoprint however I like to tinker so I picked up the BTT TFT35-E3 and a generic ESP8266 to play around with, nifty stuff, it was only $35 so now I have a spare LCD if I ever need it. For the board's firmware configuration, I followed the guide at the following link: https://www.reddit.com/r/ender3/comments/h8y1ia/marlin_20x_guide_skr_mini_e3_v20_ender_3/
The person that wrote this article on installing the Mini-E3 v2.0 firmware is very helpful and seems to know his stuff.