It’s important to understand that going into POINT MODE when slewing to an object is independent of whether you have done an alignment or not. Even with no alignment the mount will go to POINT MODE after a commanded SLEW TO OBJECT.
The way to go back to POINT MODE without moving the mount after you have manually centered an object, is to record the RA and DEC values where you are currently pointed and then using the manual coordinate input screen enter those coordinates. You then enter those values for RA and DEC and hit SLEW TO COORDINATES. It will place the controller back into POINT MODE. When in POINT MODE without an alignment the tracking is identical to the TRACK MODE and is at the fixed rate setting on the RA axis, and there should be no movement on the DEC axis.