Since I'm currently running from the USB drive, the settings will not be saved.
I did however try it while on USB and got an error at step 3
$ sudo gpasswd -a YOURUSERNAME pulse-rt
it says that the group "pulse-rt"does not exist.
And since a restart is required to complete this process, it didn't work cause it's a live CD running from USB.
I'll have to find another drive or some space on my current HDD and install it and try these out.
Will keep you posted on my progress.
Once again thanks for providing help. Truly appreciate it.