How to publish changed assets?

I changed up the dino assets and changed some stuff, but when i publish it and run the ark map, the dino changes don’t work there just normal. Please Help! I also tried publishing it with a map that I made, but it didn’t put in the dinasuar assets please help! Ive made some adjustments to the Dinosaurs size, but I don’t know how to publish it. Ive tried cooking the mod, but once I publish it and download the mod it doesn’t change anything. I’ve even tried to cook the map,but it changes the dino’s I placed to normal size again. Please Help