I am not from Laminar research; just a flight simmer from down under.
Today is your lucky day. Because you are running a steam version of X-Plane you need to take your problem to a steam forum. This forum is for x-plane users running the original, official and genuine version developed by Laminar research.
Steam is a 3rd party modified hybrid version of X-Plane. It does not interact with the LR version ie you can't mix and match. Steam installs differently to the LR version and is taking a commercial advantage of the development work done by LR. There is no connection between either party. If you want to purchase steam through LR, they will automatically direct you away from their site to a steam site.
Steam only updates when LR makes an official release and that is generally days after the official release by LR. You don't get the benefit of Beta version updates
As you may have reaIised I don't support steam for the above reasons.