I managed to find the answer here:
Essentially, you do the following:
- Start a terminal
- sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
- Add the line blacklist i2c_piix4 to the end of the file and save
- sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
You might want to optionally remove unneeded kernal images before updating the initramfs to cut down on how long that part takes.