I'm using TWRP 220.127.116.11 (latest for old layout) and touch screen is working fine in recovery. Can you try this version? So you can the second choice: aroma installer and its options you can control by vol down and vol up buttons and commit it by power button ...
EDIT: when you flashed boot.img? After installed ROM or before? You have to flash boot. after ROM is installed.
I installed boot.img right after rooting and installing custom recovery.
I couldn't install then ROM, because touch screen didn't work and didn't came on my mind to use hard keys when in aroma.
I'll try to install TWRP 18.104.22.168, but what about boot.img? Which one should I flash and where can I find it?