In the event this turns out right you could turn up the following tracing and collect a full set of logs in order for TAC to determine what is causing the issue, the pim log by itself isn't enough to troubleshoot this.
Enable the tracing as per the URL below, collect the logs and raise a TAC SR please:
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.