Sorry for missing out some details.
Yes I have connected the ribbon.
I also managed to solve the crossfire problem by swapping the cards around. I am now able to crossfire, however I have come across a new problem.
Now whenever I run the any full screen game or application that utilizes CrossfireX I get screen tearing and flickering however I still get the benefit and better performance (did crysis benchmark testing).
Both cards run under 70degrees (case being open) on full use and both cards are tested and functional.
The two things that I think it could be are either the crossfire bridge or the power. On the second card, for power I am using an adapter from SATA to two molex and from those two molex to a 6 pin (bad I know). The power supply is 700watt arctic power from ebuyer.
I have that EXACT same set up (5770 XFX/Sapphire).
THe XFX card updated driver automatically, but the sapphire ones I had to manual find and instal.
Works in crossfire no matter what order they are in, but I have the sapphire one 1st because of its slightly better specs