selinux only disables symlinks if you are trying to go between security contexts. as in having
a symlink in /tmp pointing to /etc/passwd so you can replace its contents with webapp x.
[Which is why I now make sure selinux is turned on my sql and webservers as the ones that
didn't have it on got busted.]
So normally you need to make sure that what you are pointing to has the correct context so
that the program you want will work.