Multiple checkboxes in one cell - Formula for True (Part 2)

This is a follow question - reposting for visibility. While my original question was answered, I'm now having trouble with the formula. This formula seems to be working, however I am expecting it to return symbols. Instead, it is only returning the "text". Anyone have an idea why...? The column type is set to Symbols and restricted to symbol values, but is still showing text. Here is my formula:

=IF(COUNTM(Question@row) = 3, "yes", IF(COUNTM(Question@row) = 0, "no", IF(COUNTM(Question@row) > 0, "hold")))

Here is what I'm seeing

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